8 days in Arizona Itinerary

8 days in Arizona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arizona route planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Phoenix, Bus to Sedona
— 1 night
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
— 1 night
— 1 night
Drive to Durango, Fly to St. Louis



— 1 night

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 13th (Mon), stop by Cocopah, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then explore and take pictures at Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179). Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, then delve into the mystery of Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sedona trip planner.

Saint Louis to Sedona is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Saint Louis to Sedona, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September in Sedona, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Tours

Grand Canyon National Park

— 4 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, and get to know the fascinating history of Bright Angel Point.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sedona in September: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature


— 1 night

Center of Canyon Country

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam, take some stellar pictures from Horseshoe Bend, then explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, and finally hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Page trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Page takes 4 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September: high temperatures in Page hover around 86°F and lows are around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Chinle.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip


— 1 night
Chinle is a census-designated place in Apache County, Arizona, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Hope Arch.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Chinle trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Page to Chinle in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Page in September, expect Chinle to be a bit cooler, temps between 79°F and 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chinle

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Arizona travel guide

Canyons · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.